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Working Student - Propulsion Test Engineer (m/f/d)

Isar Aerospace

Isar Aerospace

Quality Assurance
Kiruna, Sweden
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Your Mission

The Propulsion Test Engineer Working Student is part of a team that performs development and verification tests on liquid rocket engines and their subsystems. A Propulsion Test Engineer takes care of test preparation, maintenance and upgrades of the test bench.

More specifically, you will:

  • Assist in the planning and execution of rocket engine test campaigns together with propulsion development engineers
  • Ensure safe operations by using and developing procedures and processes
  • Take care of test preparations, troubleshooting, upgrades and maintenance of the test bench: both on paper and in reality
  • Assist in designing and building test benches for propulsion testing

Who you are and what you have

  • Currently enrolled in a engineering bachelor’s or master’s degree in the field of aerospace, mechanical engineering or similar
  • Hands-on experience in development or testing of complex systems, preferably involving extreme operating conditions such as cryogenic temperatures, high pressures, or high temperatures. Such experience can come from either relevant positions held, or internships, clubs, and other extra-curricular activities
  • Able to perform in high-stress environments, maintaining focus and concentration for long durations
  • Capable of designing fluid and mechanical systems from theoretical concept to realisation and commissioning
  • Physical dexterity is required as working in confined spaces is necessary
  • Fluent in English

Nice to Have:

  • Hands-on experience with fluid system and piping/tubing.
  • Experience with at least one programming language (Python, Matlab, C, C#, Cobol...)
  • Experience with 3D modelling software (Solidworks, CATIA, NX, Rhino...)
  • Experience with instrumentation and control systems
  • EU category B driving license
  • Knowledge of hazardous systems (cryogenic, flammable, explosive, or similar)
  • Knowledge about rocket propulsion systems
  • Fluency in local language

Find out more about our Test Site in Kiruna:

Behind the scenes: our engine test site in Kiruna, Sweden.


  • Referral bonus
  • Learning allowance
  • Company events
  • Coffee/tea, soft drinks, snacks, fruit at workplace
  • Subsidized lunch
  • Wellness allowance
  • Transportation to work
  • Company healthcare
  • Relocation support: we can provide housing in Kiruna

Who we are

We are Isar Aerospace and we are at the forefront of New Space building a modern space business to enable faster, better and cheaper access to space.

Our mission is to help democratise space and use it for good in order to improve life on Earth now and for the future generations.

We are a fast-growing company aiming to provide sustainable and environmentally friendly launch solutions for small and medium-sized satellites and constellations into Low Earth Orbit. The company is privately funded by world-leading technology investors with strong commitment and support and our team is made of driven and talented people with a real passion for space innovation.

We're making rockets in a way that hasn't been done before disrupting a traditional industry. If you are up for the challenge, want to work on cutting-edge projects and be part of a team changing the world for better, come, join us and launch your career!

Want to find out more about us?

Visit www.isaraerospace.com